Through June 30: ‘Nuclear Hanford’ Exhibit at Terrell Library

A brief history of the Hanford nuclear site – from pre-Manhattan Project to the present – is the subject of an exhibit in the atrium case at Terrell Library through June 30.

Front page of Richland’s The Villager on Aug. 6, 1945, announcing the secret of Hanford and the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. (Photo courtesy of WSU Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections)

With the opening of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in mid-November, a new chapter has started for Hanford, where – along with Los Alamos, N.M., and Oak Ridge, Tenn. – the nuclear age began, said Marilyn Von Seggern, WSU Libraries’ government information librarian. The exhibit features publications from the libraries’ collections, including congressional hearings, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reports and books.

“We created the exhibit so people can be reminded of the amazing history of what went on so close by,” she said. “We’re also highlighting Hanford’s renewed history as a way to encourage a visit to the site today.”

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